Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: The primary challenger says she is "facing a primary!"

She put up her facebook page.

She has copied Primo's platform almost exactly, including some very specific, district-only issues.

And she says she needs help because she is "facing a primary."

Let me fix that for her:

She has created a completely unnecessary primary.

In a year where a [Primo's Party] candidate actually has a chance of winning the general, she has created a completely unnecessary primary that will divert energy, time, and resources away from campaigning against [the other party].

She agrees with Primo on all the issues. She is copying his platform. But she has decided that the best way to advance this platform is not to support the person who actually has a chance of winning - the person who has campaigned three times* in the district and who is known to a lot more voters - in the general election but to run herself.

Because she offers - what? - that Primo does not?

* I used to think that if you didn't win the first time, it was because you were a loser who could never win, but I have since learned that sometimes, it takes several elections to get your name out there. There are many now-successful politicians who had to go through several campaigns before they finally won, i.e., LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama.


  1. Ugh. This is such a jerk move.

  2. Agree this is a huge jerk move. I'm being very junior-high inflammatory but do you have any friends who would be willing to comment on her post "as a long time [Party] I am extremely concerned about [local issue] that's why I'm lending my support to the candidate with X years of experience and name recognition."